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PROviding new insighT into INteractions between soil fUnctions and Structure

Objective

The PROTINUS proposal assembles a multi-disciplinary team to combine advanced, applied and theoretical research to create a new standard in imaging, analysing, modelling and predicting the interactions between soil structure and soil functions. Soil structure impacts a whole range of services soil renders to ecosystems, including for example contaminant filtering, carbon storage, root growth, and microbiological diversity.

By using modern imaging, image analysis and modelling techniques, we will develop an integrated approach to perform experiments in soil physics, bio-chemistry, to reconstruct soil structure in 3D and to model soil processes. The evaluated models will be used for predicting the different services soil renders to ecosystems in a dynamic way and for testing classical theory, where soil structure is not directly taken into account. To do so we will bring together the theoretical and practical expertise of the involved researchers, infrastructure of the partnering institutes, soil samples and databases.

The first stage will investigate today’s best practise in experimental soil science and imaging, data analysis and modelling. Our findings will enable our second stage approach where synergies between the different disciplines will be explored. The third stage will provide the cornerstone of a new unified methodology meant to modify practise and outcomes of current experimental/imaging, analysis and modelling approaches. Our final stage will look at the changes brought to each of the specific research area’s practises and how it impacts the understanding of soil structure and its functions.

It is expected that our proposal will foster bilateral collaborations within Europe and with our overseas partners through local and international funding, shared database and infrastructure management, and lead to the creation of a sustainable international network of researchers, infrastructure and institutes.

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Net EU contribution
€ 36 000,00
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
France

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Region
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 207 000,00

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
Address
Cours Leopold 34
54052 Nancy Cedex

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Region
Grand Est Lorraine Meurthe-et-Moselle
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7k
9220 Aalborg

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Region
Danmark Nordjylland Nordjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 58 500,00
NOVITOM SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 4 500,00
Address
1 Place Firmin Gautier
38000 Grenoble

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Region
Danmark Midtjylland Østjylland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
France
Net EU contribution
€ 22 500,00
Address
621 Avenue Centrale
38058 Grenoble

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (5)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
New Zealand
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Princes Street 24
1010 Auckland

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 81 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE NEW ZEALAND INSTITUTE FOR PLANT AND FOOD RESEARCH LIMITED
New Zealand
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Mount Albert Road 120 Mount Albert Research Centre
1025 Auckland

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 45 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Torre De Rectoria 9º. Piso, Ciudad Universitaria, D.f.
04510 Mexico Distrito Federal

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 67 500,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

SAITAMA UNIVERSITY
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
255 Shimo Okubo
338 8570 Sakura Ku Saitama

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION KUMAMOTO UNIVERSITY
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
2-39-1 Kurokami
8608555 Chuo Ku Kumamoto

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 000,00